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said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. very cute. >> in fact preparations for the parties and the president's big day is well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it's a lot of work. i want to show you some animation that gives you a virtual look at what people will see and what you're seeing if you're not here televised on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the road. . from the capitol to the parade route the process of securing all that, they got 100 workstations
achieve. >> well, are they? the endurable myth about the obama presidency to which mr. obama subscribes is that he's tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery and reconciliation and lots of other things, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back a
wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news. >> your seen pictures from inside the capitol. but macsharry this beautiful shot. the congressional lu
compared to 1.8 million people in 2009. so what was mrs. obama going to wear? she didn't disappoint in a navy code in dress by an up-and-coming men's designer joined by their daughters together they sang, they listen to and prayed as vice president joe biden and then president barack obama took their oaths to serve the nation for four more years if flawless performance except for one minor flub, his speech lasted 19 minutes into covered everything from equal rights to economic recovery climate change to the message of martin luther king jr. on a day that the nation celebrates the birth of the civil-rights leader. >> tahir a preacher say we cannot walk alone the challenges ahead are enormous and the president admitted that his work would be imperfect. we must act that knowing that today's victories will be only partial grammy winner kelly clarkson giving the ceremony in central hollywood. followed by the friend of the president beyonce with her rendition of the national anthem a performance to remember. it all ended with a 21 gun salute before special guests attended a formal lunch
proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an airbus arriving from argentina, touched the 777 leaving for paris. none of the 600 people onboard thos
to pass his new gun control proposals. mr. obama had schoolchildren on stage with him yesterday as he called for a new assault weapons ban, background checks on virtually every gun sale, and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition clips and conceded that getting new gun laws passed is going to be tough. >> if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue then change will -- change will come. that's what it's going to take. >> the president also signed 23 executive actions, all meant to improve existing gun laws. one of them makes more data available for background checks. one offers security for schools that want them. it is important to note that with those executive actions, policy directives are not needed for congressional approval, as well. so this is coming directly from the white house, directly from president obama's chair. he's cracking down. he wants to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons. ban high-capacity magazines, which a small majority o
senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you bi is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how -- >> i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans shut play this. >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said am i going to win, i said guns. i don't think -- i think it's an even more important issue for people today given
a nice shot of the president, mrs. obama, mrs. biden and joe biden in the front row of the national cathedral. the prayer service is historically, traditionally the closing ceremony of the inaugural festivities and that is underway right now. bill: after a late night last night back at it today. we will watch that ceremony. make it a terrific day. stay warm in you're out in the arctic chill. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. martha: buy everybody, see you tomorrow. jon: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. the threat is real for millions of americans treacherous road conditions, frigid temperatures, and now a new winter storm looming. what you need to know before heading out. plus a common household painkiller now linked to eye problems. what a new study says about a drug in your medicine cabinet that might increase the risk of going blind. and this boat does go over the edge of this dam, the only question for these two fishermen, will they go with it? it's all happening now. good morning to you on this tuesday, with only weeks left on the job secretary of state hillary c
it or paid for it. it's maizing the role the government is taking. if something should happen mr. obama wouldn't have to be sworn in. host: what is clearly a story is the al jeern troops. it involves the u.s.. the death toll remains unclear. there is a related story to all of this dealing with british politics. next is a caller from arizona democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning. people in the u.s.a. listen. i try and call in and make sense out of situations. a war doesn't make sense to me. excessive gun violence doesn't make sense to me. what makes sense to me is to have the wars that are passed to get paid for and to get paid for by the people that profitted the most. and that is the international globalized situation situation that people like mr. romney have gotten us into so that i did minute shs wages in the u.s.a. and people trying to get by can't pay any taxes. so the government has a roll to collect enough taxes like they used to. when we were forced into wars by the republicans wanting to take it all over the world in the depression and it wasn't possible because t
." and one of her favorite designers. thank you for being with us. do you have the answer? what is mrs. obama going to be wearing about? and will the bangs have imact on what she chooses? >> i don't have the answer. but i think she'll be wearing long. and i think the bangs are maybe a little of a distraction from the actual answer to the question about the gown. and maybe she did that on purpose. i don't know. >> she can keep everyone talking about her hair instead of her dress. that white gown, a jason wu gown. a hard one to stop. it was stunning. >> i think she'll probably wear something in a bright color. >> and we know that mrs. obama has worn your clothes often. as a designer, do you have any ideas what she's going to wear? do you know she's going to wear you ahead of time? or are you surprised when you see it? you never know. >> i want to know how it felt to see mrs. obama wearing one of your creations? >> i was elated. i'm proud. i'm an immigrant, i moved to the u.s. at 11 from thailand. it's part of the american dream. >> i know the obama girls, sasha and malia, are front and center o
putting armed security in his schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at his schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair of tax but he is another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of children. >> jennifer: honestly? who is advising these guys? it is unbelievable. it's my hope that this congress will take action at the request of the president, the majority of americans, and mothers like the one from nowtown. joining me is california representative jackie speier. she served as the vice chair of vice president biden task force which issued the recommendations that resulted in the executive orders and the call to action today. jackie welcome back inside "the war room." >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> jennifer: you have to be encouraged by the force with which the president spoke today. >> he was very powerful. but like you just spoke, my eyes just welled up with tears because there is not a mother on this planet who doesn't feel her pain. but she has really put in words something that we have got to keep in our minds. those coff
and first lady dazzled onlookers as they danced athe two inaugural balls. mrs. obama wore this bold red dress by jason wu, who designed her first inaugural gown. we'll talk to him, as we mentioned, coming up shortly. earlier in the president's address, he offered glimpses of his second term agenda, promised a fight for immigration reform and gay rights and to tackle climate change. >>> algeria's prime minister is defending the deadly military raid this weekend that ended a four-day hostage crisis at a desert gas refinery. at least three americans were among the 37 hostages who died in the standoff. seven other americans survived. more than two dozen al qaeda-linked militants were also killed. algerian officials say the kidnappers included two canadian nationals. >>> strongest evidence yet that the former leader of the nation's largest catholic diocese tried to shield pedophile priests. the documents filed as part of a lawsuit indicate that retired los angeles archbishop roger mahoney discussed ways to conceal the molestation from authorities more than a decade before the abuses became p
. president. mrs. obama. i don't know if they see me. >> i don't think they saw me. maybe they did. i don't know. >> there were a lot of people. >> they were standing there. we stood up. there you were. you were down on the other side. >> i was down on the rolling flatbed truck with the rest of the media watching you and saying i thought i was making a ham out of myself. >> he wasn't saying anything to us at all. >> it goes to show you we'll stop at nothing, wolf, to get the story. >> exactly what wolf was thinking. >> it was great. >> historic day. a presidential inaugural is a highly, ly coreographed and well planned event. >> it is. >> reporter: it was a day that got off with a bang. not that bang, the bangs on michelle obama. >> and the bangs. let's not forget the bangs. >> reporter: it was also a day of odd couples. beyonce and jay-z rubbing shoulders with newt gingrich and calis calista. audio problems forced beyonce to pull out her ear piece, but she still nailed "the star-spangled banner." the president, oernd, blew one word. and no stumbling by sasha as she skipped and ran from p
dignity in our hands, now, now, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue. ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls, they are star studded. alicia keyes, brad paisley, jennifer hudson. ♪ and i waited for you but you never showed ♪ >> reporter: but before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed some paintbrushes at a local elementary school. >> i need to get some power tools. >> reporter: already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of folks out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington, d.c. the official ceremony is actually starting in ju
at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that ad launched yesterday. today the white house called it, quote, repugnant and cowardly. that's for you to decide. it's clear, though, highlighting nra intransigence is part of the political strategy. the new cnn/"time" magazine poll while momentum for change may be starting to fade, 56% now favor an assault weapons ban compared to 62% immediately after newtown. 58% support a ban on extended magazines. last month that was 62%. however, expanded ckground checks remains very popular with 87% supporting checks on gun show purchases. we'll have more on the politics shortly. but first, the personal two takes on what happened at the white house today. lexy haller, the uncle over noah pozner killed along with colin goddard. collin was shot four times in a classroom at virginia tech. i wuas wondering what your reaction was to what you heard. >> based on what we heard before the an
that everything is ok. then, i get into a car and go over to the white house where the president and mrs. obama, my wife, and i, and everybody on the inaugural committee, we will have teeth. he and i pride alone in the car over to the capital. -- ride alone in the car over to the capital. i promised i would not bring up politics. then we wait in an anteroom where we will serve greek style yogurt to people. and we marched out onto the platform at a ceremony.
of supporters at events last night in washington. >> in just a few hours on the steps of the capitol, mr. obama takes the oath for the second time. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is watching it all. >> reporter: it was short and sweet, just 42 words. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and with that, the second term begins. last time around, chief justice roberts flubbed the words. >> execute the office -- >> reporter: this time, he took notes. president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was the flubbed one four years ago. a redo the next day. the official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th. and the ceremonial ones before his inaugural speech. as many oaths as fdr, but he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history making swearing in of the nation's first african-american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president
was in shock. >> when you take someone new like jason wu, it's a phenomenal careermaker. mrs. obama, she has a magic touch. >> reporter: michelle obama kicked off the inaugural fashion frenzy with this thom browne coat, under this jacquard dress, and a tie, also by browne. >> i wanted to make something that was as strong as her, and the presence she commands. >> reporter: and keeping with her tastes, a j. crew rhinestone belt, and these pumping. but opting for boots. the gloves, pumps and boots so popular, they've been swept off the store shelves. the first daughters, malia sporting this j. crew coat. sasha with a lavender kate spade ensemble. the obama women putting on an inaugural fashion show, from head to toe. >>> and joining us now is eugene smith, senior stylist at the ted gibson salon here in new york city. he's cut beyonce and kerry wattington's hair. and she's given a cut to our volunteer model. before we show the results. tell us what you did. tell us about the style. >> her hair was really long. we had to take a lot off to get the style. like michelle obama's, it's going to be swi
around that spot and mrs. obama and walked a good stretch of the parade. it is a wonderful thing to see watching the president and the first lady walking. host: security will be extremely tight. this is the area of pennsylvania avenue that he was talking about. we'll cover it live tomorrow. lisa is on the phone from louisiana, democrats line. caller: good morning. my son and myself were fortunately enough to attend the inauguration four years ago and the concert. at that particular time he was 8 years old. my question to the speech writers, i'm sure by being speech writers you know a lot of history. for this particular president, he's an african american president and for his birth right to be questioned and so racial and the disrespect he received. have you read about other president's faced so much racial undertones? host: thank you, lisa. guest: being the first african american president and the only african american president and the only non-white male in history, he would be the only one to face that kind of scrutiny and conflict. but i think he has handled it well. i don't think
address. mr. obama's worst term a lot of evidence of the peril to the planet. record-breaking heat waves, forest fires, disappearing polar ice in a court with the prediction of the climate scientists. the effects were happening faster and more severely than predicted. you do not have to believe the scientists while reasserting american global energy leadership. even balancing the budget will be easier with this initiative. congress and the administration should begin conversation about a broad-based carbon tax. this would give the right signals on energy sources and use. it could raise money to reduce the deficit, restore our infrastructure, speed and finance conservation. there are a number of other commonsense steps that would make progress on carbon pollution and energy conservation goals more significant. the epa should stop dragging its feet permitting old coal plants to continue to spew forth toxic waste, harming the environment and the health of our citizens. it is past time the clean air act reinforced. make sure there are proper safeguards for the cracking technology. make sure
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards and their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their children and gun-free zones for our kids. host: that the latest ad by the nra, put out yesterday, getting a lot of feedback about the ad invoking the president's children. the "washington times" has this headline this morning about president obama's event this morning. that is our question for all of you. if president obama acts on his own with executive action, do you support that idea? we're getting your take on that this morning. we will go to sandra in sulphur springs, texas, a republican. caller: how are you? i just have a question to ask the rest of the people listening. what about the fort hood shootings? has anybody thought about how many guns were there? the man walked in, he was a psychologist, he walked in and killed our soldiers at fort hood. . what is the gun ban going to do on that? what does obama think about that? host: what do you think about
-- that the conceptual problem begins with the definition of assault weapons. mr. obama certainly didn't define it. the ban that was imposed in 1994 -- guest: that's just not accurate. first of all, the features of an assault weapon are not cosmetic. they're functional. i mean, for example, under the bill that i think will be introduced in congress, if you have, for example, a semi-automatic rifle that can take a detachble magazine, and that can be a high-capacity 30, 50-round magazine, and has a pistol grip, that is an assault rifle. that's not cosmetic. the significance of the pistol grip is that it's used to fire from the hip. literally shooting from the hip. where you are not eyeing your target. that is meant to spray fire, to hit a lot of people very quickly. and while these are semi-automatic weapons, not automatic weapons, they can fire actually almost as quickly. you can empty a 30-round magazine in about five seconds using a semi-automatic assault rifle. and additionally, the federal bill that lapsed in 2004 did prevent crime and prevented the use of assault weapons in crime. there was a
, president obama stated that we cannot continue to cut our way to prosperity. well, mr. president, on the contrary. we cannot tax and spend our way to prosperity either. i think tonight we're starting what i hope will become a regular occurrence. as we look at it, it's what i believe we have to do. and i believe it's about telling our story. and telling why conservative principles mat around how conservative principles, when we explain how we can get debt off their backs, spending under control, then it's freedom for their kids to have a better future. so they can go to college, so they can buy that or start that new business, to employ other people. i believe america's greatest gift was found in the free -- founding the free enterprise system and that's what we can encourage by getting our own fiscal house in order here tonight. this is a time for us to come together. and i'm pleased to stand with you and the other freshmen here tonight and as we continue to discuss just that we're here to work. we're here to make some hard choices. and realize it's all in america's best interest
book on the market called how the technology can fix the budget and establish obama's legacy. the co-authors are both fcc officials. reed hundt in the clinton administration, and blair levin spent time there as the national broadband plan. gentlemen, thanks for being here. mr. hundt. your book's subtitle. how can technology fix the budget and help us over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> guest: that is the subtitle and it's a bit of a mouthful. the fundamental idea here is if you spend time in silicon valley, spend time in detroit where the automobile industry is being rebuilt. you spend time outside the beltway you see that america has the potential to generate abundance for its own citizens and for the world. you spend time only inside the beltway it looks like a zero sum game, looks like lose/lose and who is going to lose the most is the gist of the negotiations. so what we tried to say in the book, what are the lessons of the technology sector, that comes from the optimism in the technology sector and how they can give us ideas we can pass into law here in washington, dc. >> host: you talk about tw
an election representatives shall have intervened. mr. goodlatte: and that concludes the reading of the united states constitution. i want to thank the gentleman who arrived and were available but we ran out of constitution before we ran out of readers >> president obama will unveil a new set of gun-control proposals following the newtown, conn., shootings.this week and is the presidential inoculation. c-span will give you live coverage starting with a look back at the president's 2009 a not little speech. the official swearing-in is before noon. monday, the public cannot rural ceremony.-- cannot rurainaugura >> student video entries with your message to the president on how to do. get them to c-span by this friday for your chance at the grand prize of $5,000 for more details, go to studentcam.org. >> next, a conversation on the second amendment. we will hear from author adam winkler. this is about 20 minutes. >> he is certainly one of the great emerging voices, insightful and influential of the nature of the meaning of the second amendment in the wake of the supreme court's decision, so thank
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